Shortbrook Primary School
Shortbrook Primary School

Foundation Stage 2

Curriculum Leaflet
Curriculum Leaflet Summer Term FS2.pdf
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Growth and change



Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • We will continue to talk about important and appropriate  issues as a whole class. Such as behaviour, things we say to each other and our actions towards one another.
  • If your child brings any worries back home with them, please feel free to talk about it with a member of staff. We can make an appropriate plan of action together .
  • Reception children will continue to be rewarded for trying hard in their learning, being considerate towards those around them and for progress in self development. They may receive Superstar stickers, Star of the Week,
  • Head Teacher’s Outstanding Award, Learning Points or House Points.



Communication and Language

  • At the end of each day, we will listen to stories and have the chance to anticipate key events and respond with relevant comments, questions or actions.
  • Children are encouraged to answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
  • We will focus on using past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future.
  • Children will develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events. For example, by talking about the life cycle of a butterfly and how they made the puppets for their puppet show.




Physical Development

  • P.E is still on Monday afternoons and is taught by Mr Hamill. Each child must have their PE kit with them for the session.
  • We will continue to follow our Just Dance movements each morning.
  • Reception children should be able to dress themselves independently when at school. This includes doing their zips up on their coats and buttons on their shirts and trousers. You can help foster this independence by choosing appropriate school wear. Such as Velcro shoes (not laces) and cardigans with large buttons holes.
  • Remember to check that your child’s name is still in all of their school uniform.




  • Reading: Reception children should be able to read the sentences in their school reading books and talk about what they have read.  Remember to bring your child’s reading book every day.
  • It is important that you read with your child regularly and practice the High Frequency Words with them as much as possible. (See a member of staff regarding lost reading books or need a new word list.)
  • At home please read story books with your child. Encourage them to talk about the pictures, the plot and to use their phonic knowledge to sound out words. They can also spot the High Frequency Words.
  • Writing: Children are using their writing skills everyday. They should be attempting to write meaningful, simple sentences by the end of Summer Term, which can be read by themselves and others.
  • At home, ask your child to write lists, stories or  a weekend journal. They can bring in and share their hard work at school with the class.




  • Reception children are working hard to do the following by the end of Summer Term. We will practice these skills through daily maths sessions, weekly one to one work and free play. Count reliably with numbers from one to 20. Place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.
  • Using quantities and objects, add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer.
  • Solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing. 
  • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve  problems.
  • Recognise, create and describe patterns.
  • Explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.



Understanding the World

  • We will we sow seeds and bulbs to grow plants and vegetables.  We will also learn about the life cycle of a butterfly by watching caterpillars transform into butterflies in our own classroom.
  • We will walk around our local environment to discuss and observe changes in the environment and weather.
  • We will discuss the changes that the Reception children will go through as they make their transition into Year One.



Expressive Arts and Design

  • Children will have the opportunity to represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.
  • They will create representations of patterns in nature including the symmetry seen in butterfly wings. 
  • They will continue to safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.




Shortbrook Primary School

Westfield Northway



S20 8FB



0114 2482497


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Mrs K Wileman /

Mrs C Boothroyd


Reception Hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday

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